The Letter of Marque

The Letter of Marque by Patrick O`Brian

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The famous English writer Patrick O & # 039; Brian ( Patrick O & # 039; Brian , real name Richard Patrick Russ ) was born on December 12, 1914 of the year. He was born into a family dating back to Karl Gottfried Russ, a native of Leipzig, who immigrated in the 1860s. to England, where he, as a furrier, supplied furs to the royal family. The writer`s father, Charles, was a doctor, a specialist in infectious diseases. The writer himself lived a complex and eventful life, for a long time he lived and worked in France, was fluent in French and Spanish. He is the author of a large number of books of a wide variety of genres, but his real fame was brought by a series of books about Captain Jack Aubrey and the ship`s doctor Stephen Maturin. The action of the books unfolds in the era of the Napoleonic wars, developing the theme begun by the books of S.S. Forester. Critics unanimously note both the high artistic merit of the books (for the skill in constructing dialogues and describing the characters of O & # 039; Brian is compared to Jane Austen), and the excellent knowledge of historical realities. The author managed to recreate the appearance of the era in all details - from the structure of the ship to the language, the description of customs, beliefs, scientific ideas. His work fits into the notion that the Napoleonic Wars is an English Trojan epic, which brought forth its Iliads and Odyssey. The duet of the main characters created by the author was highly appreciated by literary critics: Jack Aubrey, a true representative of the officer corps of the Royal Navy, with his merits and demerits, and Stephen Maturin, an intellectual and scientist, also a true son of his age. The characters of the main characters carry a number of autobiographical features. The image of Jack, according to the author, owes its origin to the elder brother of the writer Michael, whom Patrick idolized. Michael served in the air force and was killed during World War II at the age of 30 during a raid on Dortmund. Maturine is largely a self-portrait of the writer himself. This is evidenced by the origin of the hero from immigrants from Germany, mixed with Irish and Spanish blood. They are related by their interest in biology and medicine (O & # 039; Brian`s first books talked about animals), a passion for music, and even a description of their appearance. A special flavor to the books is given by the subtle sparkling humor so inherent in the pen of O & # 039; Brian. All this gives the series of books about Aubrey and Maturin the right to claim the title of one of the best historical epics in its genre. Patrick O`Brien died on January 4, 2000 in Dublin, at the age of 85, and is buried in a small village in France, where he spent the last years of his life. Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_O`Brian http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/o/patrick-obrian/

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The famous English writer Patrick O & # 039; Brian ( Patrick O & # 039; Brian , real name Richard Patrick Russ ) was born on December 12, 1914 of the year. He was born into a family dating back to Karl Gottfried Russ, a native of Leipzig, who immigrated in the 1860s. to England, where he, as a furrier, supplied furs to the royal family. The writer`s father, Charles, was a doctor, a specialist in infectious diseases. The writer himself lived a complex and eventful life, for a long time he lived and worked in France, was fluent in French and Spanish. He is the author of a large number of books of a wide variety of genres, but his real fame was brought by a series of books about Captain Jack Aubrey and the ship`s doctor Stephen Maturin. The action of the books unfolds in the era of the Napoleonic wars, developing the theme begun by the books of S.S. Forester. Critics unanimously note both the high artistic merit of the books (for the skill in constructing dialogues and describing the characters of O & # 039; Brian is compared to Jane Austen), and the excellent knowledge of historical realities. The author managed to recreate the appearance of the era in all details - from the structure of the ship to the language, the description of customs, beliefs, scientific ideas. His work fits into the notion that the Napoleonic Wars is an English Trojan epic, which brought forth its Iliads and Odyssey. The duet of the main characters created by the author was highly appreciated by literary critics: Jack Aubrey, a true representative of the officer corps of the Royal Navy, with his merits and demerits, and Stephen Maturin, an intellectual and scientist, also a true son of his age. The characters of the main characters carry a number of autobiographical features. The image of Jack, according to the author, owes its origin to the elder brother of the writer Michael, whom Patrick idolized. Michael served in the air force and was killed during World War II at the age of 30 during a raid on Dortmund. Maturine is largely a self-portrait of the writer himself. This is evidenced by the origin of the hero from immigrants from Germany, mixed with Irish and Spanish blood. They are related by their interest in biology and medicine (O & # 039; Brian`s first books talked about animals), a passion for music, and even a description of their appearance. A special flavor to the books is given by the subtle sparkling humor so inherent in the pen of O & # 039; Brian. All this gives the series of books about Aubrey and Maturin the right to claim the title of one of the best historical epics in its genre. Patrick O`Brien died on January 4, 2000 in Dublin, at the age of 85, and is buried in a small village in France, where he spent the last years of his life. Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_O`Brian http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/o/patrick-obrian/